100 Genre-Killing Millimetres – Yeti Launches the SB100
The NEW SB100 is a strong, 100mm travel, XC climbing machine, but the gravity inspired geometry, 120mm Fox 34 Step-Cast fork and meaty tyres are all trail. The result is a perfect blend of pedalling efficiency with downhill prowess.
Yeti redesigned the Switch Infinity mechanism specifically for 100mm of travel – it’s light, and tucks behind the seat tube meaning you can accommodate a water bottle in the front triangle. Big days require big bottles. Instead of chasing featherweight on the build, Yeti spec’d the bike as they tested it on their trails – Fox Transfer post, Maxxis 2.3 tyres, and a 180mm front rotor. It’s still light, but also right. New Factory pro rider, Geoff Kabush, will be defending his BC Bike Race title on this rig and it will also be his sled of choice for Downieville and the Breck Epic.
Designed around 29” wheels and full carbon fibre frame the SB100 is a genre killing XC bike. Hard to pigeonhole but even harder to catch the latest Switch Infinity equipped bike from Yeti Cycles is designed to perform and offers a truck load of speed out on the trail. Available in two carbon fibre material options Turq/T-Series bikes and frames are constructed from the highest quality carbon fibre available and offer the perfect balance of stiffness and compliance. The result is a bike that feels smooth, solid and aggressive. C-Series bikes have a small change in the carbon fibre allowing for a more aggressively priced high-performance frame while maintaining strength and stiffness of its higher-end sibling.
For the SB100, the look and layout of the Switch Infinity mechanism has been changed to best work with a shorter travel 100mm platform. Both Switch Infinity designs utilize a translating pivot point that allows Yeti to tune the suspension kinematics perfectly to their desired characteristics. The SB100 Switch Infinity link is rotated 90 degrees to allow for slimmer, more efficient packaging and is lighter than the previous design. Once again Yeti Cycles worked with FOX to independently test the mechanism for durability and wear and tear in the harshest conditions. The SB100 Switch Infinity uses its own hardware but function is identical between both Switch Infinity designs.
Switch Infinity suspension that was redesigned for 100mm of travel
2 carbon fibre frame material options – T-Series and C-Series
Integrated 2-bolt ISCG-05 mounts (top guide)
Tapered integrated headtube (41mm/52mm)
Custom down tube protector and chain guards
Internal carbon tubes inside of frame for hassle-free cable routing
Integrated axle and derailleur hanger system
Boost rear hub spacing
Clearance for standard sized water bottle
Uninterrupted seat tube for compatibility with longer travel dropper
TRAVEL: 3.9″ (100MM)
FRAME WEIGHT: 5.50 LBS (2.50 KG) T-Series / 6.06 Lbs ( 2.75KG) C-Series
WHEEL SIZE: 29″
FRAME SIZE: SM, MD, LG, XL
R.SHOCK: 190MM X 37.5MM
R.WHEEL: 148MM X 12MM (BOOST)